Eh, 130 miles is plenty long. I guess it depends on conditions. I went for a 30 mile ride today on the 6. Good enough for me to get out.
What i thought was more odd was the comparison of riding harleys and a 2012 ZX14. Is there a comparison? I would think the 250 ninja would be a "Rocket Ship" to any Harley.:lol
My VROD Destroyer, is in the middle of it's first off season refresh project right now, new 2nd gear, modified shift fork, stronger VH fork/drum shafts, head work, clutch mod's and so on. Subsequent year refreshes it will get tear downs for wear inspection on the tranny, pistons, heads, etc.
A little history about me as to the perspective I come from.
1980 XS11 (In 1980) as an 18 year old wet behind the ears NEWBIE rider, this bike was in it's day a rocket to me as a novice rider.
Hiatus from 84 to 97 (no bikes, low on cash just making ends meet, paying off student loans life style)
1997, HD FXSTS Softail Springer with a Stock 80" Evo, not a power house, but it was the style I was going for rather than moon rocket power/speed. After riding it for about 5 years I had it refreshed with new CAM & 10:1 pistons, gave her a little more kick in the azz, but still stone age, if you all know what I mean.
2005, purchased a used race prepped 2004 VROD with a 4.25 bore 1320 cc, this bike pumped out 140+ HP up to it's 9200 RPM, 2007 & 2008 I learned to drag race formal track racing on this bike initially in Street Fighter style foot & clutch shifting, kind of a challenge with it's cruiser forward pegs, I was running high 12"s & high 11's, the following year add wheelie bar and air shifter system to help get her into the low 11's. From the metric point of view all HD's are stone age, but to be honest, the REVOLUTION VRSC V60 engine is a not our grand fathers HD, it's worlds away different than the Twin Cam's, Evo's, Shovel's and other V45 engines. (I'm not here to sell you Guy's on the bike, but there is a market for them, ironically, the primary customer base are maturing metric riders looking to the HD power cruiser market)
Fall 2010 I purchased a New Unraced, 2006 HD VROD Destroyer, which is a Track only dedicated purpose built Drag Racer, it has a spec 170-HP, In the 2011 race season, I ran it 180 passes, in local bracket racing program as well as several index and bracket program in the AHDRA, I was running high to low 10's all season as I improved on my techniques, with this BAR Bike, air shifter, 2-step. I completed the race season and finally cracked through the 10 second barrier with a Best time: 9.981 @ 135.73 mph.
IN 2012 I anticipate keeping the Destroyer in the 9's, hoping to reach a 9.70 super gas index or ET/Bracket program with NED & AHDRA.
The guys I'm racing with at New England are a mix of 9, 8 & 7 second Kawi's & Busa's, some running NOS or Turbos, along with me on the NA HD, and a couple of Buells & Hondas in the 10's.
In closing, the 2012 ZX14R is an out of the box high 9 second bike if I were to apply my clutch-hand racing skills. What I expect from it is to be a reliable street & possible track ride. That gives me that 60 foot rush to 65 mph kick in the azz.
When I eventually bring it the track, to get some constant sub 10 second runs for the ET or Street Fighter program.